There are a few politicians that aren’t concerned with political correctness and Newt Gingrich is certainly one of them, particularly in a time where hundreds upon hundreds of people continue to lose their lives at the hands of terrorists.
Newt in rumored to be in talks with Trump about his VP spot and based on the comments he just made while appearing on with Sean Hannity, he likely scored some points with the Trump camp.
Here is what has been reported…
From The Hill:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) called for extreme measures against Muslims in the United States after a deadly terrorist attack rocked Nice, France.
“You have to monitor the mosques,” Gingrich said Thursday evening on Fox News’s “Hannity.” “Where do you think the primary source of recruitment is? We should … test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Shariah, they should be deported.”
Gingrich, who is believed to be on Donald Trump‘s shortlist for running mate, said law enforcement must increase its vigilance of the nation’s Muslims to fight terrorism.
“This is the fault of Western elites who lack the guts to do what is right, to do what is necessary,” he said. “We better rethink the rules, or we’re going to lose the war.”
Newt went on to say, “It is all of France which is under the threat of Islamic terrorism,” he said. “So in these circumstances we must show absolute vigilance and a determination without end.”